Robert E. Vigil

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Robert E. Vigil (born October 26, 1953) is a former Democratic politician in U.S. state of New Mexico. He was twice elected New Mexico State Auditor, serving from 1991 to 1998 and was New Mexico State Treasurer from 2003 until his resignation on October 26, 2005.

Vigil, his predecessor, Michael A. Montoya, and two others were indicted on 28 counts of extortion, money laundering and racketeering by a federal jury. Vigil's first trial ended in a hung jury, but was convicted in a second trial of one count of attempted extortion while being acquitted of 23 other extortion and racketeering charges.[1] He was sentenced to 37 months in prison, serving his term in Colorado and Texas. He was moved to a halfway house in June 2009 before being released on probation in December the same year.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Officials behaving badly: A look back at the misdeeds of New Mexico public officials". December 15, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Vigil Guilty on 1 Count; Former N.M. Treasurer Acquitted on 23 Other Charges". Albuquerque Journal. October 1, 2006. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Former NM state treasurer Robert Vigil on probation after prison term". Las Cruces Sun-News. December 16, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Harrold H. Adams
New Mexico State Auditor
Succeeded by
Domingo Martinez
Preceded by
Michael A. Montoya
Treasurer of New Mexico
Succeeded by
Douglas M. Brown